Topic: Mobility Data



Publications

Incorporating human mobility data improves forecasts of Dengue fever in Thailand


Published in Scientific Reports, 11(1), 923
January 13, 2021 by Kiang, M. V., Santillana, M., Chen, J. T., Onnela, J.-P., Krieger, N., Engø-Monsen, K., Ekapirat, N., Areechokchai, D., Prempree, P., Maude, R. J., & Buckee, C. O.



TAGS:Mobility Data Epidemiology Case Studies News Journal Article health dengue Thailand

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Quantifying the dynamics of migration after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico


Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Dec 2020, 117 (51) 32772-32778
December 22, 2020 by Rolando J. Acosta, Nishant Kishore, Rafael A. Irazarry, Caroline Buckee



TAGS:Mobility Data Hurricanes COVID-19 Disasters News Case Studies Journal Article displacement

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OpenDP: open-source software tools for privacy-protective statistical analysis of sensitive personal data.


by Abhishek Bhatia


The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of developing analytical pipelines that leverage data streams generated by individuals and communities to drive data-driven responses to crises. As these data increasingly exchange hands within agencies and are shared publicly for broader research, Salil Vadhan from Harvard SEAS and Navin Vembar from Camber Systems discuss the inadequacy of traditional methods for the protection of sensitive personal data.


TAGS:Data Policy Mobility Data Data Readiness OpenDP News privacy IQSS SEAS

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National Shelter System Data: Opportunities, Challenges, and Applications to COVID-19


by Abhishek Bhatia


In the United States, the vast majority of shelters are operated by agencies like the American Red Cross, other not-for-profit organizations, or directly by the county government. During disasters, the sudden demand for services at these shelters contributes to challenges in resource allocation and complicates the logistics of keeping people safe during mass gatherings.


TAGS:Disasters Wildfires Mobility Data Hurricanes CMDN Blog shelter climate California

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Measuring mobility to monitor travel and physical distancing interventions: a common framework for mobile phone data analysis


Published in The Lancet Digital Health
November 1, 2020 by Kishore, N., Kiang, M. V., Engø-Monsen, K., Vembar, N., Schroeder, A., Balsari, S., & Buckee, C. O.



TAGS:Mobility Data Data COVID-19 News Journal Article pandemic surveillance

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Mobility Data and the Limits of Data Protection Frameworks


October 7, 2020 by Abhishek Bhatia


The near real-time information about human movement provided by aggregated population mobility data has tremendous potential to help refine interventions when appropriate legal, organizational, and computational safeguards are in place. As the private sector, policymakers, and academia work together to leverage novel sources of data to track the spread of the pandemic, Randall Harp, Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, and Juniper Lovato from the University of Vermont argue that anonymization at the individual level is insufficient– the notion of privacy should extend to communities as well.


TAGS:COVID-19 OpenDP Data Policy Mobility Data CMDN Blog privacy data protection UVM

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The use of mobile phone data to inform analysis of COVID-19 pandemic epidemiology


Published in Nature Communications, 11(1), 4961
September 30, 2020 by Grantz, K. H., Meredith, H. R., Cummings, D. A. T., Metcalf, C. J. E., Grenfell, B. T., Giles, J. R., Mehta, S., Solomon, S., Labrique, A., Kishore, N., Buckee, C. O., & Wesolowski, A.



TAGS:COVID-19 Mobility Data Epidemiology News Journal Article pandemic

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Reductions in commuting mobility correlate with geographic differences in SARS-CoV-2 prevalence in New York City


Published in Nature Communications, 11(1), 4674
September 16, 2020 by Kissler, S. M., Kishore, N., Prabhu, M., Goffman, D., Beilin, Y., Landau, R., Gyamfi-Bannerman, C., Bateman, B. T., Snyder, J., Razavi, A. S., Katz, D., Gal, J., Bianco, A., Stone, J., Larremore, D., Buckee, C. O., & Grad, Y. H.



TAGS:Mobility Data Epidemiology COVID-19 News Case Studies Journal Article health pandemic New York

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Digital Mobility Data, Physical Distancing, and COVID-19 in Syracuse


by Jennifer Chan


Syracuse is a modest sized city of just over 140,000 people in upstate New York. It sits within the heart of the Finger Lakes region, not far from Lake Ontario. Although far from the worst hit areas of New York state by COVID-19, Syracuse saw alarming increases in cases and deaths during the initial wave of the pandemic.


TAGS:Mobility Data COVID-19 Case Studies mobility Syracuse Facebook

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Case Study: Using Facebook Data to Monitor Adherence to Stay-at-home Orders in Colorado and Utah


Published in MedRxiv, 2020.06.04.20122093
July 30, 2020 by Layer, R. M., Fosdick, B., Bradshaw, M., Larremore, D. B., & Doherty, P.



TAGS:COVID-19 Mobility Data Case Studies Journal Article pandemic Colorado Utah mobility Facebook

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Food Security and Human Mobility During the COVID-19 Lockdown


Published in Social Science Research Network (Scholarly Paper ID 3600376)
May 15, 2020 by Choudhury, P., Koo, W. W., Li, X., Kishore, N., Balsari, S., & Khanna, T.



TAGS:Mobility Data COVID-19 News Journal Article mobility health migrants food security

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Aggregated mobility data could help fight COVID-19


Published in Science (New York, N.Y.), 368(6487), 145–146
April 10, 2020 by Buckee, C. O., Balsari, S., Chan, J., Crosas, M., Dominici, F., Gasser, U., Grad, Y. H., Grenfell, B., Halloran, M. E., Kraemer, M. U. G., Lipsitch, M., Metcalf, C. J. E., Meyers, L. A., Perkins, T. A., Santillana, M., Scarpino, S. V., Viboud, C., Wesolowski, A., & Schroeder, A.



TAGS:Mobility Data Data Readiness COVID-19 News Journal Article mobility health pandemic

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